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Argyll Array Project Update #37 – October 2012

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Public Information Day (PID) A final reminder that this year’s Public Information Day will be held on Tuesday 30th October between 2.00 pm and 7.00 pm in An Talla, Crossapol. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. What’s a decommissioning plan? Decommissioning is the term for the removal of the wind farm from the site… »

Argyll Array Project Update #33 – August 2012

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Public Information Day (PID) This year’s Public Information Day (PID) for the project will be held on Thursday 4th October between 2.00pm and 7.00pm. The venue has still to be finally confirmed. The format will be the same as at the last PID; members of the public are invited to drop in anytime during the… »

Argyll Array Project Update No.32 August 2012

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Tiree RESET Fund One of the matters that’s come up as I’ve been discussing the Fund with people recently is that many assume it only applies to education or training in engineering. This is far from the case and the range of activities it has been set up to support is very wide.The Background and… »

Argyll Array Project Update #27 – May 2012

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Argyll Array Website The project website www.argyllarray.com has now been updated to reflect the recent changes to the project timings. It also now carries electronic copies of all the updates published in An Tirisdeach and copies of the indicative photomontages used at the June 2011 Public Information Day. New project timetable A number of people… »

Wobbles and Delays In Tiree Turbine Plans

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The controversial proposals to erect giant turbines close to Tiree are hitting delays and uncertainties. As we know, Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) now will not submit planning applications until the latter half of 2014. Tiree folk have to accept at face value the company’s explanation that this is due to ‘environmental issues’. However, there may… »

Argyll Array Project Update #22 – January 2012

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    Welcome to the first Argyll Array Project Update of the year. I and the rest of the Project Team would like to wish everyone a happy, peaceful and healthy 2012. Community Partnership Fund The first meeting with Tiree Community Development Trust to discuss this initiative will take place during the week beginning 23rd… »

Reid Calls For Inquiry Into Scottish Electricity

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Following early January’s storms and the resulting electricity black-outs, Alan Reid, MP for Argyll & Bute said, “I am full of praise for the engineers from Scottish & Southern Energy who worked such long hours in very difficult conditions to restore power to the many affected communities. However, prevention is always better than cure and… »

Argyll Array Project Update 21 – December 2011

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Community Partnership Fund How Tiree could gain from the Argyll Array project has been the subject of a number of my updates over the last few months and has been frequently raised as an issue in comments on the project. SPR has been looking closely at this matter over the last few months, with the… »

Argyll Array Project Update #16 September 2011

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Scenario Mapping The Project Team has been working recently to create detailed ‘scenarios ‘of how Operations and Maintenance of the Argyll Array could potentially work if the base was sited wholly or partly in Tiree.Operations and Maintenance (or O&M) is the work which needs to be done once a wind farm is built and it… »

Argyll Array Project Update Number 14 – Spetember 2011

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Public Information Day comments I’ve responded below to more of the points made at the Public Information Day held in late June. I’ll cover the remaining points in the next update. Socio-Economics Desire for a guarantee on jobs from the project (THREE COMMENTS) This is a complex issue. Firstly, the building of the wind farm… »